Down’s study may aid Alzheimer’s

Scientists from the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology generated pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)from the skin of people with Down syndrome to produce brain cells with an extra chromosome 21.

Team leader Associate Professor Ernst Wolvetang said the research was attracting international attention.

“We can now look in detail at what’s going on that causes the onset of early Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome.